Joint Annual Conference

November 22-24, 2024

IASB Equity Immersion Event

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Fairmont Chicago

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Vendor Contact Information

Sponsors/Featured Resource Names Sponsors/Featured Resource Email Sponsors/Featured Resource Websites
Executive Learning Lab
Great Lakes Equity Center/Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Lions Club International
MyPal Schools
Organic Life Smart Foodservice
Profound Gentlemen
ROE Lead Hubs & West ED
Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois
Teach Plus
The Phoenix Center
United Horizons LLC
Varsity Tutors


Speaker Contact Information

Speaker’s Name & Position Title of Presentation Company/Organization Email
Nashwa Mekky Ed.D, 
Chief People, Equity and Culture Officer
The Impact of Implicit Bias on Pre-K-5 Student Achievement Outcomes in Illinois Title I Schools  Illinois Math & Science Academy
Jonna J Cooley Pd.D, 
Executive Director
LGBT Connections  Phoenix Center
Keven Brown, 
Associate Director of Strategic Educational Partnerships
Bridging the Equity Gap for All Students Varsity Tutors
Marlon Burton, 
Self-Conscious Leaders for Equity United Horizons
Cynthia Barron Ph.D
Clinical Assistant Professors/Leadership Coach/Ed.D. Program Coordinator

Lionel E Allen, Jr Ed.D.
Clinical Assistant Professors/Leadership Coach/Ed.D. Program Coordinator
Diversifying the Principal Pipeline Through the Cultivation of Teacher Leaders of Color University of IL Chicago, College of Education,
Tamara Young Ed.D, 
Director of Student Services
Engaging Four Key Stakeholders in Your SEL Initiatives Lincoln Elementary School District 156
Khalid Scott, 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
It Takes a Mental Health Village: Learn About the Needs of Children and Mental Health Department of Veteran Affairs
James Harden Ph.D, 
Executive Director of SEL & Engagement
Shelia Boozer Ed.D, 
Pushing DEI in a Pushback World Champaign Unit 4 School District,
Don Parker Ed.D, 
Professional Development Provider, Author
Be The Driving Force: Leading Your School on The Road to Equity DPCP Corporation
Anisha Jogee Ed.D, 
President - Board of Education, Expert - Organizational Change and Leadership
How Exemplary School Boards Drive Equity in Their Districts Arlington Heights School District 25
Michael Karner Ed.D, 
Regional Superintendent of Schools
Regional Approach to Supporting School Districts Lake County Regional Office of Education
Eric Veal, Jr., 
Bria Simmons, 
Jessica Flores
The Superpower of Student Voice!